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Treasurer's House

Historic House

Minster Yard, York, YO1 7JL

Tel: 01904 624247

Treasurer's House south front garden


Coronavirus update: The house, gardens, parks, toilets, cafes and shop are now closed to further restrict the spread of coronavirus.

Nestled behind York Minster, all is not as it first appears. At one time divided into three houses, in the late 1800s wealthy Yorkshireman Frank Green created his version of a historic house to showcase his important collection. Find out about both sides of the story as he demolished parts of the house not to his liking, yet transformed a house of declining fortunes into a handsome property, with lavish interiors grand enough to entertain the future King, Edward VII.

Treasurer's House is the first house to be donated to the National Trust complete with its contents. The remarkable collection includes antique furniture, ceramics, textiles and paintings from a 300-year period, collected by Frank Green as he travelled the world.

At Christmas time see every room decorated with floral and fruit garlands, twinkling glittery remnants of a 1920s party alongside gifts and garlands. The award winning Christmas pudding scone is a popular addition to the festive menu. Little ones can book to don a hard hat and head out over the roof to see the man in red in his attic grotto.

On selected days during the main season, you can delve deeper and uncover stories behind the eccentric owner and his treasured collection with a special 'by appointment' tour. Climb the stairs to the abandoned servants' quarters in the attic taking in the views of the Minster as you cross the rooftops. Or hear the now famous encounter of a ghostly legion of Roman soldiers marching along the buried Roman road that lies beneath the house.

Relax in the award winning walled garden or stop off for hot drinks and home cooked food in the Below Stairs Café – both are free to enter on open days. Family friendly trails and garden games are available during the school holidays. Step around the corner to the large city centre shop on Goodramgate for the full range on offer.

Why not stay a bit longer? Check out one of the self-catered holiday accommodations: Minstergate and the newly developed Draper, just around the corner from Treasurer’s House. Above the city cnetre shop and another historic building in York the former owner Frank Green saved from being demolished. Situated in a beautiful timber-framed historic building in the heart of York, the accommodation has on-the-doorstep access to all of York’s main attractions.

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Opening Times

Main season opening hours (1 Apr 2020 - 8 Nov 2020)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:30
Bank Holiday11:00 - 16:30
Winter opening hours (14 Nov 2020 - 20 Dec 2020)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:30
Bank Holiday11:00 - 16:30


Please note that the last admission time is half an hour before closing.

Guide Prices

Free entry to National Trust members and under fives.
Standard Admission prices: adult, £8.70, child £4.35, families £21.75
Groups: adult £8.25 child £4.10.
Free admission Below Stairs Cafe, shop and garden.



  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • National Trust Property
  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted


  • Other AwardsNational Trust National Trust 2019
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Pass Accepted York Pass Accepted 2018

Road Directions

By Road:Located in York city centre behind York Minster. No parking on site. Nearest parking Lord Mayors Walk.Park & Ride: With six cleverly located sites surrounding the city centre getting into York has never been easier. by Public Transport: York station is 1 mile away.

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